Marketplace PM for February 9, 2007

Episode Description 

Iraq funding faces uphill battle with Murtha

Top Army officers met up with a tough Bush administration critic on Capitol Hill today as they addressed the president's request for further Iraq war funding. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Washington

Minimum-wage accord faces maximum challenge

A House committee released a $1.2 billion package of small-business tax cuts today. The House is trying to find common ground with the Senate on a minimum-wage increase, but that ground is proving shaky. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Icahn's not leery of auto-parts investment

Carl Icahn's private equity fund has made a deal to buy the auto-parts maker Lear for close to $3 billion — at a time when parts suppliers are struggling. Amy Scott reports on what Icahn might have in mind.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Mostly dead air for U.S. firms at India show

More than 50 American defense and aerospace companies are at the Aero India show this week, showing off their flashiest aircraft. But the trip was a long way to go for not much payoff. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Burger's unclear origin feeds patty debate

Towns in Connecticut, Texas and Wisconsin will tell you in short order that they're the birthplace of the modern-day American hamburger. Reporter Brian Bull did some grilling to get to the meat of their claims.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Chavez continues nationalization plan

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's government agreed to buy AES subsidiary La Electricidad de Caracas for $800 million. AES valued it at $2.6 billion. Kai Ryssdal talks with economic journal editor Robert Bottome about the deal.
Posted In: Canada

Rabbis keep working on sabbath machines

For observant Jews on the sabbath, work, electrical devices and machinery are off-limits. But some Israeli rabbis are making machines to keep the faithful inside the letter — and spirit — of religious law. Shia Levitt reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship